This year my daughter requested an emoji-themed arts and crafts birthday party. Yes, you read that correctly. My first thought was to make it a jewelry making party, but she wanted to invite boys and girls, so I changed it to a pottery painting party. The kids had a great time! For starters I scheduled […]
Today I was browsing through my phone photos and found these shots of my daughter. They made me smile for a couple of reasons. First, I didn’t take these photos, her older sister did. We were home one Sunday and they decided to do a photo shoot. And instead of using our camera they wanted […]
When my girls were younger we made shopping for toys to donate a holiday tradition. Now that they’re a little older, I’m brainstorming ways to up their volunteerism/charitable giving. But here’s my struggle. I want them to understand the importance of giving, but I don’t want them to feel sympathy for the people they’re helping. I want them […]
Here are five gift ideas for girls that are timeless, classic and that she will love from childhood through adulthood. Pearls can be worn at any age, especially earrings. Dainty earrings on a child will translate to classic on an adult. This is one thing I suggest buying in person. Because the grading of pearls (AAA, […]
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Here are four tips for raising kids that are responsible citizens: Lead by example. When your kids see you doing something, that becomes their norm. Let them see you voting, volunteering, etc. Explain that good citizens are not only concerned with themselves, but with the wellbeing of others. Extend the citizenship conversation to include global […]
Raising responsible children is a common goal of parenting, but sometimes we don’t know where to start. Here are five tips that have worked for me: Start with chores that directly impact them. For instance, my girls are responsible for packing most of their lunch. They are likely to remember this because it directly impacts what […]